Business briefs — Sept. 11, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:30am
  • Business

Learn about history, culture of sugar

Nash’s Farm Store and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with anthropologist Julia Harrison, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, as she presents “Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar.” This free event takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way in Dungeness.

Once a rare, exotic ingredient, sugar has become a dietary staple. Harrison, an anthropologist and sweets expert, explores sugar’s history from ancient sugar cane plantations to modern candy factories, and details its economic and social significance.

Harrison’s projects include a multimedia online map of bakeries, desserts and candy-makers around Puget Sound.

In communities throughout Washington state, Speakers Bureau presenters give free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, spiritual traditions and more.

See www.nashsorganicproduce.com/events.html or www.humanities.org/events.

For more information, contact Patty McManus, 360-681-6274.

Ambassadors to meet

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors Club meet at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, for their monthly no-host luncheon at Quality Inn & Suites, 134 River Road

To inquire about becoming a Sequim Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, or to RSVP, contact Nancy Merrigan at nancym@wirtahospitalityworldwide.com.

Horse, livestock workshops set

The Clallam Conservation District is offering two free pasture renovation and management workshops for horse and livestock owners.

The first is a farm tour from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Bent Gate Farms in Agnew.

The district and the Swanbergs of Bent Gate Farms offer a tour an intensive, pasture-based livestock operation. Learn tips for raising beef, lamb, goats, pork and horses on pasture. Topics include multi-species grazing, rotational grazing, irrigation and soil fertility, pasture grass identification and pasture re-seeding.

The second is a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Coastal Farm and Ranch, 990 E. Washington St. Participants will learn tips to manage pastures to boost forage production, including seasonal pasture management, rotational grazing, fertilizing, liming and over-seeding.

Register at clallamcd.org/free-workshop-signup or call 360-775-3747, x5.

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